Ripe for Embarrassment: For a New Musical Masochism [a lecture] & Tomb of the Unknown Composer [a brief concert]
the wulf., Los Angeles
featuring Matador Oven, Adam Overton, and possibly others soon to be announced…
“Ripe for Embarrassment: For a New Musical Masochism” is a manifesto—written by Matador Oven, translated by Adam Overton—proposing a new paradigm in composer/performer relations, wherein the composer is a masochist who uses score-based Cageian indeterminacy in hopes of being humiliated by a willing performer. It was published in February 2013 as part of the Experimental Music Yearbook 2012, and was first delivered as a lecture at Kristi Engle Gallery in January 2012. Keywords: masochism, scores, work to rule, malicious compliance, consenting adults.
Find the full lecture online here.
“Tomb of the Unknown Composer,” by Adam Overton (and cited in Matador Oven’s “Ripe for Embarrassment”) is concert featuring performances of re-named and mis-attributed scores. Unknown titles and composers are soon to be determined, and may feature a number of performers, also soon to be determined.